Bluegrass Mandolin Lesson // Lonesome Moonlight Waltz by Bill Monroe // Melody and Tremolo Tutorial

bluegrass mandolin lesson youtube Mar 19, 2024

Welcome to this bluegrass mandolin lesson! In this video, we'll dive into the beautiful and haunting melody of "Lonesome Moonlight Waltz."

Throughout this tutorial, we'll break down each section of the song, exploring the melody and essential techniques that bring this classic Bill Monroe tune to life on the mandolin.

From the mournful slides to the delicate tremolo technique, you'll learn how to capture the soulful essence of this classic bluegrass waltz.

Grab your mandolin, tune up, and let's get picking!

By the end of this lesson, you'll have a solid grasp of "Lonesome Moonlight Waltz" and the skills to incorporate it into your own playing.

So, whether you're playing for an audience or just jamming with friends, this timeless tune is sure to impress.

Our arrangement is a three-part arrangement with a melody and chord part on the mandolin and the harmony part on the octave mandolin.

I play the tune with my friend Mikael Grund, a great guitar player from Sweden. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs (PDF)
  • Backing and play-a-long tracks (MP3)
  • How-to-play-instructions



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